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You Must Be Joking! (1965)

 -  Comedy  -  October 1965 (USA)
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A motley group of soldiers are set loose on swinging England in an initiative test to collect a selection of esoteric items.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Tim Morton
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Sgt. Maj. McGregor
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Capt. Tabasco
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Gen. Lockwood
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Sgt. Clegg
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Librarian
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Young Husband
Gabriella Licudi ...
Patricia Viterbo ...
Sylvie Tarnet
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Maj. Foskett
Lee Montague ...
SSgt. Mansfield
Irene Handl ...
Elderly Woman
Richard Wattis ...
Parkins
Miles Malleson ...
Salesman
Gwendolyn Watts ...
Young Wife
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A motley group of soldiers are set loose on swinging England in an initiative test to collect a selection of esoteric items.

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It's a mad-mad whirl of a hunt for guys and gals and goodies!

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October 1965 (USA)  »

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You Must Be Joking!  »

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Gabriella Licudi and Patricia Viterbo both receive an "introducing" credit. See more »

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Sergeant-Major McGregor: "Mac The Knife, is it?"
Staff Sergeant Mansfield: "Bonnie Prince Charlie, I presume?"
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Drum Diddley
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Music by Alan Moorhouse and Gordon Rees
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An undervalued pleasure
17 October 2013 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

It's somewhat strange how this cheery and pleasing film has been almost totally forgotten today - perhaps in part despite its 'Swinging London' ethos that it was filmed in black & white?

Michael Winner's 1960s films were noted for their vivid and lively style, and it's a pity that when he moved to Hollywood in the early 1970s he seemed to lose that style and his films became defined by being dour, downbeat and often quite nasty.

Back to YMBJ, acting standouts include Lionel Jeffries who steals the film with his funny performance just as he did a few years previously with 'The Wrong Arm of the Law' and Terry-Thomas in a small but typically very amusing performance.

The film's finale is a bit messy and incoherent, but otherwise the film is full of good fun and laughs.


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